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Corporate Security: Trends For 2020

December 30, 2019

Corporate Security: Trends For 2020

Corporate security is widely—and wildly—neglected. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that workplace shootings are now 30 times more common than building fires. The bulk of mass shootings occur at a workplace, but only about 20 percent are adequately prepared for an active shooter incident.

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Elevating Style and Security in Chic West Coast Dispensaries

December 27, 2019

Elevating Style and Security in Chic West Coast Dispensaries

As cannabis retail spaces and dispensaries become increasingly common, their aesthetic is changing. Gone are the days in which every dispensary was either a shabby, chill “hangout” or a clinical, doctor’s office-like space. Now, sophisticated and contemporary cannabis retail design spaces are becoming the norm. Clean lines, brightly lit spaces, and tastefully displayed products are what consumers want in the new world of widespread cannabis acceptance—but achieving this aesthetic comes with its own challenges.

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Window Wells

December 9, 2019

Window Wells

Installing a #windowwell is an economical way to add natural light to any #basement. Depending upon your budget, BILCO has an egress window well system that is right for you. Products are available in a planter design for added beauty inside your home or in a modular design that is the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to add basement egress.

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Retail Resurgence: 90 Percent of Gen-Z Shoppers Have Made an In-Store Purchase Within the Last Week

December 6, 2019

Retail Resurgence: 90 Percent of Gen-Z Shoppers Have Made an In-Store Purchase Within the Last Week

Package Concierge®, the trusted provider of automated locker solutions, unveiled new findings about the shopping behaviors of adults aged 18-25 years old. Among the findings, nearly 60 percent of the 1,000 people polled say they’ve visited a mall within the last week and almost 90 percent have made an in-store purchase during their visit. While Generation Z shoppers may be using traditional shopping methods, they’re leveraging non-traditional retrieval methods - more than half (58 percent) have used Buy Online Pickup In-Store (BOPIS) with nearly two-thirds using it within the last month.

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Red Alert! Security Entrances and Emergency Egress Plans

November 27, 2019

Red Alert! Security Entrances and Emergency Egress Plans

Alarms are sounding, lights are flashing, and there is a sense of panic in the air. Security entrances, which provide a seamless access control solution in all types of buildings, are usually not intended to be the only means of emergency egress from a facility. Even so, some security entrance types such as tripod turnstiles, full height turnstiles, revolving doors and security portals, can be a main component of your emergency egress plan that can help ensure a safe evacuation.

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5-Minute Safety Topic: Corporate Active Shooter Training

November 25, 2019

5-Minute Safety Topic: Corporate Active Shooter Training

Corporate offices are among the locations most susceptible to gun violence—and least prepared to respond effectively. In America, violent crime has steadily declined since the 1990s. But the workplace has proven to be an anomaly: Workplace shootings are on the rise. Today, the bulk of American active shooters attack places of business. And yet, very few businesses embrace substantive active shooter training and prevention.

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Corporate Security Best Practices

October 28, 2019

Corporate Security Best Practices

In most business settings, physical security is either absent or insufficient. “Since nothing has happened,” explains T.J. McComas, a physical security specialist and founder of Bastion Security Group, “the conclusion is that the security works. But, in many cases, it isn’t that the security works, it’s just that they’ve been lucky.“

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Boon Edam’s just-released security survey highlights the impact and challenges of tailgating

October 2, 2019

Boon Edam’s just-released security survey highlights the impact and challenges of tailgating

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced the results of a recent survey regarding the risks and security threats associated with tailgating. A majority of the respondents, made up of security professionals, believe that tailgating remains a critical threat and does not seem to be abating.

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Tuffline - the entrance systems that are tougher than all the rest

September 11, 2019

Tuffline - the entrance systems that are tougher than all the rest

When it comes to sports, athletes and fans are tough. Our 350/500 Tuffline™ Entrances are a complete system of door, frame, and hardware, designed and engineered to create total performance for stadiums, arenas, and more. Heavy traffic? Totally tough!

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Package volume increase means greater need for automated lockers

July 23, 2019

Package volume increase means greater need for automated lockers

Whether you are a retailer who ships orders to customers, or a multi-family property receiving those packages for your residents, you can attest to the continued increase in the amount of packages being sent. Both retailers and multi-family property owners are meeting this challenge head on by utilizing automated locker systems as part of their solution. With a secure location for packages that can be accessed 24/7, automated locker users appreciate the convenience of retrieving their packages on their own schedule. But how do you determine how many automated lockers are needed per delivery?

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'The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances Whitepaper' provides information and guidance about the data that can be extracted from security entrances

June 28, 2019

'The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances Whitepaper' provides information and guidance about the data that can be extracted from security entrances

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, recently published a whitepaper for security professionals. Titled ‘The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances’, the whitepaper provides information and guidance about the data that can be extracted from security entrances. By delivering important insights into user traffic at the entry and in some cases, predictive metrics on the potential for a breach, this data provides higher value than traditional swinging or sliding doors and access control systems alone.

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How has active shooter response changed?

May 15, 2019

How has active shooter response changed?

Shooter response training has changed as law enforcement and emergency first responders have learned from more experience. In this article and video you will learn about the changes that have been made to Active Shooter Response.

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Security Entrances for Indoors or Outdoors – or Both

May 3, 2019

Security Entrances for Indoors or Outdoors – or Both

You have a team of security guards, an ID card system in place, and a top-notch video surveillance system. Your facility is secure, right? Not so fast. While those security solutions are solid and necessary to help you to mitigate security risks, it is important to ensure that your entrances are secure, as well. After all, every door or entrance is an opportunity for someone to get in to your facility and cause harm.

Security entrances have become an essential tool to secure people, property and assets. This is true whether they are used indoors or outdoors, but not all entrances can handle both applications. Here are some types of security entrance solutions that can function indoors, outdoors – or both.

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Aluminium security windows from Armortex

April 17, 2019

Aluminium security windows from Armortex

Bullet-resistant security windows are comprised of a composite system of alternating glass and polymeric layers – typically polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). These dissipate the force of an impacting projectile before it penetrates through the other side of the window. Bullets are captured within the composite, providing effective protection for personnel from a variety of small arms fire.

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Integrating security into the growing smart building market

April 15, 2019

Integrating security into the growing smart building market

It’s no wonder theEdge in Amsterdam has been touted as the world’s smartest building. Everything is connected to the Internet. Lighting, temperature controls – even espresso machines and bathroom towel dispensers – are linked to central dashboards that track usage patterns and adjust settings or send alerts, accordingly. Employees use a smartphone app to check their schedules, find a workspace and much more.

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When it came to choosing entrances for the Dubai Frame in UAE, designers selected revolving doors for security, safety and accessibility

April 10, 2019

When it came to choosing entrances for the Dubai Frame in UAE, designers selected revolving doors for security, safety and accessibility

Nearly 1000 teams of architects from around the world competed to design an important new building – a “Tall Emblem Structure” that would promote “the new face of Dubai”. The selected winner was the iconic Dubai Frame, and when its doors opened to the public in January 2018, those doors were automatic revolving doors from Boon Edam.

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Spring forward with basement door maintenance: after rough winter, take steps now to evaluate and tend to your entryway

April 3, 2019

Spring forward with basement door maintenance: after rough winter, take steps now to evaluate and tend to your entryway

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Uses and costs for security window film vs. bulletproof glass

March 6, 2019

Uses and costs for security window film vs. bulletproof glass

Scissors are great for cutting things, but you wouldn’t use them to mow your lawn or trim your trees. It’s a similar story with security window film. It may provide protection against shattering and intruders, but it doesn’t solve every security challenge. Sure, security film has undergone many advances, but the fact remains: it doesn’t stop bullets.

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9 Reasons Organizations Select Security Revolving Doors to Protect their Most Valuable Assets

March 1, 2019

9 Reasons Organizations Select Security Revolving Doors to Protect their Most Valuable Assets

Security revolving doors are the entrance solution of choice for the Fortune 500. An IHS report on Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment released in 2017 shows that the market for these solutions has increased from $25.9 million to $35.1 million in just two short years. Why are security revolving doors gaining so much momentum? Explore 9 reasons below.

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3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

January 14, 2019

3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

Your physical security system must comply with regulations specific to your industry. A regulation that is of major concern to security managers is the requirement to restrict physical access to a building. A failure to comply with this regulation could result in a number of associated liabilities, ranging from physical harm to an employee or guest, to hefty fines and bad press. Managing the entry to the best of your ability is key to compliance regulations.

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